pistolpete (203) - USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 OZ bottle
clear amber color
slight off white head which disappeared immediately
for 7.2 seems very light and refreshing. very well balanced.. would try again
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transparent copper, oily after the small beige head dissipates quickly. Nose has pine and grapefruit, very clean hop bitterness. Flavor has more caramel malt but is still very bitter, lots of citrus and pine, slight alcohol. A little salty and thin, quite dry. Possibly my favorite of the Founders I have tasted.
metmayhem (7) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2009 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
this beer was very impressive. i couldent believe the taste wow... love the finish and what a great aroma as well. it was first time trying this beer but it wont be my last time thats for sure...A++++
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle . . pours cloudy/copper color . . aroma is sweet hops, grapefruit, citrus, pine . . taste is smooth, piney flavor . . slight orange after taste, slightly bitter, very smooth . . great beer
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber pour with a nice white head. Hop aroma is present as soon as I poured the beer. Smells floral with some citrus in it. Taste of the hops hit me first, then some bitterness on the tongue. Lacing appears after each sip. A very decent IPA.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dark orange with little specks everywhere. Nice orange head. Aroma of a very floral hops and...grass? Taste is a nice bitter with somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall a very unique IPA. I have found myself going back to this one often.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a cloudy gold with a large creamy head. Aromas of pine and bitter hops, very faint. Tastes of Grass, bitterness, earthiness, and lemon. Creamy mouthfeel. not really impressed.
MarthaPromise (21) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a finger width of off white head. Citrus in the nose with a bit of pine. Nice Medium mouth feel. Taste is Malty upfront with a nice hoppy-bitter finish. Hardly no alcohol taste at all, which makes for a very drinkable 7.2% abv, ipa. One of my favorites.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hefty, almost oily, slippery body. Bronze with big legs of carbonation streaming along the side of the glass. Floral, peachy aroma. Giant astringency, lots of grapefruit in the flavor. Some breadiness; catchy and even a touch of salt and pepper at the end. Minimal sweetness, very bitter, but tempered by the body. Good.
CheersMate (1325) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Bruisin Ales in North Carolina. All I can say is that I am happy to have the opportunity to try beers from this brewery. If you live in Atlanta go to Bruisin Ales! Anyways, Very nice IPA, with a pungent hop aroma. Little citrus hop action going on. Nice thin head on top that leaves decent lacing. The beer has a nice orange color. Lovely looking IPA. I have never seen a plain IPA like this. Nice malt taste upfront, but after that the hops take over. The bittering hop is great because it kicks in after you have finished swallowing the beer. Great bitter flavor for this. Nice range of hops coming out. A damn good IPA with a decent palate as well. Awesome IPA, with some lingering bitterness.